Alabastron

Nubian
Napatan Period
664–542 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb W 859, No. 1

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 12.1 x 0.5 cm (4 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.946

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Alabaster. Pear shaped. Knob handles.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 859, No. 1. Mar. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition